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ron wrote:

BTW, Psion was the company that originally developed EPOC. I don't believe that the royalty sharing agreement between Psion and the other Symbian partners is public knowledge. Lacking this information, investing in Psion solely based on EPOC revenues would probably be risky.

(according to the psion annual report, all licensees will pay symbian $5 for a mobile phone and $10 for a pda. since psion reports symbian losses on a 'look-through' basis, relative to its ca. 30% stake, presumably it will do the same with earnings. losses are expected to rise in FY2000, due to increased investment.

i assume the royalty agreement applies to the symbian partners, as well as to 3rd party licensees. does that answer your question?

four/five months ago, my 'other' broker, killik, who are very bullish on psion, issued a note saying that the market was then implicitly valuing psion's symbian stake on the basis that symbian would get only 2-3% of the mobile OS market, even though the symbian partners have at present 80% of the mobile phone market between them.)

peter
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